I was born and raised in Porto, Portugal, where, between 2010 and 2015, I got a MSc in Informatics Engineering and Computing at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. I worked in Portugal until 2017, when I moved to Copenhagen, where I am currently based.
I currently work for DataRobot as a Senior Front End Engineer.
Before that, I worked for Apple as an UI Engineer in the Media Products division, for Saxo Bank, as a Senior Developer and then as a Platform Architect, and for FCo., a Portuguese company which specialized in multimedia systems for cultural institutions.
I am a warm and social person, who establishes new acquaintances and friendships rapidly. I am passionate about developing high quality, reliable software, automated testing, exploring new tehcnologies and empowering other developers. I enjoy cooking, cycling and nerding out about public transport.
I was a volunteer at several conferences between 2009 and 2016, usually taking care of the IT infrastructure and providing general support to conference delegates and organizing committee alike. All of the conferences were organized by the Green Lines Institute. I also developed the IT system for the conferences wich managed abstracts, papers, peer reviews and payment details.
I enjoy learning languages and therefore have studied
German for a total of about 3 years and Danish for 18 months,
which has lead me to being able to communicate at an Intermediate
level in both. In December of 2018 I passed the PD3 Danish language
examination which certifies me as being proficient at the language.
I have also studied Japanese for about one year and have rudimentary communication skills.
I'm a hobbyist electronics enthusiast - I tinker with raspberry pi computers
and arduinos whenever I have some time, and can solder somewhat decently.
Recently I have also been interested in 3D printing and CAD/CAM.
Additionally, I've also recently developed an interest in analog photography.
When it comes to software engineering, my main interests are design/architecture and automated quality control. I find it absolutely critical for the wellbeing of a project and its team that all forms of testing are at the very least assisted by automated tools. Most of my work has been in the web development field, which has led me to develop interest in UI/UX design.
I hold a Master's degree in Informatics Engineering and Computing from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. I finished my Master's in 2015, when I sucesfully defended my dissertation entitled A computer vision approach to drone-based traffic analysis in road intersections.
I spent a semester in Nürnberg, Germany, under the Erasmus program. There, I studied at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm.
For professional inquiries, please contact me via LinkedIn.